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Places to Camp in the Ozarks.

The Mark Twain National Forest is looking for volunteer campground hosts for this summer. Ideally, this is for someone who has extra free time and is not constrained by financial worries. Dates and locations vary, but here is a quick rundown.

The Forest offers a small reimbursement for incidentals despite campground hosting being a volunteer position.  The incidental reimbursement policy varies by site, so you should contact the appropriate recreation program contact listed for that site if you have any questions.  Answering questions, ensuring that campsites are clean, taking water tests, and posting reservations are a few of the tasks of the host.  These tasks may vary between recreation sites.  Generally, a campground host keeps things running smoothly to ensure visitors have a pleasant stay. 

Locations And Dates

Missouri has five openings for the 2022 season. The first opening is at Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs District. This is open between May and November. The next opening is at the Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District which needs a volunteer from April through September. After that to the east is the Poplar Bluff Ranger District. It is asking for a volunteer from May through September. Then comes the Potosi-Fredericktown Ranger District. It is open from May through September. lastly, the Salem ranger District is seeking a campground host from April 15 through October.

Additional Information

Applicants will have a background check conducted before being selected for this volunteer position since it interacts regularly with the public. Questions and concerns can be directed to Jane Mobley Forest Volunteer coordinator at 573-208-9652. You can also reach her at her email of To view individual phone numbers or details, you can click here.
This could be the opportunity to spend time in the our Missouri outdoors.  Camp for free all summer long.

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